Radio-controlled (RC) flying is a popular hobby for full-scale pilots and non-pilots alike. For those full-scale pilots who haven’t had the pleasure of flying an RC, I thought I’d share a recent conversation with Seattle-area full-scale and RC pilot Doug Wilson. [Read more…]
PAYSON, Ariz. – Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. While the camping/picnic shelter was invented long ago, having one at the Payson Airport (KPAN) campground would’ve been nice when then 6-year-old James Nebrig and his family waited out a very wet thunderstorm in a tent. [Read more…]
Uncontrolled Airspace (UCAP) – broadcasting since August 22, 2006 – is the grand-daddy of aviation-themed podcasts. Hosted by Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon and Jack Hodgson, UCAP is a heavy dose of hangar flying.
Suffice it to say, I’ve been to many more airshows than car shows. But back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, my wife and I met up with my in-laws at a few car shows around the country.
Roy Nisbet, my father-in-law, was a car guy. After a lifetime as owner of Grand Forks Welding and Machine, he sold the business and retired. He retired right into a job building and maintaining street rods for a friend in Grand Forks, N.D. [Read more…]
Prepare to be jealous. Very jealous. BackcountryPilot.org founder Zane Jacobson enjoyed a multi-day trip into the wilds of the Wrangell Mountains in Alaska. What’d he get all of us? A video. A very beautiful video (and story). [Read more…]
It’s not often we get to learn – in such a graphic way – from an inflight emergency. At the May 8, 2015 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover a TBM Avenger suffered a “1500psi pinhole hydraulic leak vaporized in the cockpit, appeared like smoke, and prompted a decision to abort the flyover and land at Reagan DCA airport.” [Read more…]